The Politics of the European Union

The Politics of the European Union

by Herman Lelieveldt, Sebastiaan Princen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107118744
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/09/2015
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Herman Lelieveldt is Associate Professor of Political Science at Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt.

Sebastiaan Princen is Professor of Governance and Policymaking in the European Union at Utrecht University, Utrecht School of Governance.

Table of Contents

Part I. Setting the Scene: Origins, Analytical Perspectives and Institutions: 1. The historical development of the EU; 2. Analysing the EU; 3. The institutional framework; 4. Legislation and decision-making: putting the institutional puzzle together; Part II. Key Actors in EU Politics: Citizens, Interest Groups and Political Parties: 5. Public opinion and political participation; 6. Interest groups and interest representation; 7. Political parties and the European parliament; Part III. EU Policies: Agenda-Setting, Decision-Making and Implementation: 8. An overview of EU policy-making; 9. Agenda-setting; 10. Decision-making; 11. Implementing policies; Conclusions and Reflections: 12. Reflecting on the EU as a political system.

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